Optimism Mugwort Tea Tonic Muggles Brew.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 14, 2020

Straight out of Hogwarts…meet Mugwort! You may already know this herb thanks to JK Rowling’s incorporation of botany into Harry Potter! Moving past the cauldron and its mystical past, introducing a weed with potential - mugwort! This brew has a subtle spicy flavour, is very mild and soothing. It’s said that mugwort can increase energy, reduce anxiety, clear bad/negative air, provide protection from nasty people (muggles) and even bring you dreams of the future! It’s even believed that Roman soldiers even put mugwort in their sandals to prevent tired feet (long before Birkenstocks), also commonly thought to protect from evil spirits. Don’t like tea? No problem, you can slip your mugwort into your pillow for a ‘dream pillow’ for prophetic dreams. It’s a ‘visionary’ herb that can induce lucid dreaming and open your 3rd eye (believe it or not) or you can even smoke it (not that we encourage smoking)!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • 10 mins

    10 mins

  • Yields: 1 Mug of Optimism


1-3 teaspoons dried mugwort leaves

1 teaspoon dried spearmint

1 cup water

Splash raw, unpasteurized honey, to taste



Infuse mugwort and mint leaves in boiling water for 10 minutes 10 Minutes then strain. Add honey and dust with cinnamon. Drink up to 3 times per day, you’ll find this a delicious tea tonic that is easy to swallow and with many benefits to bring you back into a state of optimism.